May 092013
 
Oh! Humanity

I’m kind of down on humanity right now. Someone smashed the driver’s side car window to bits in order to take what didn’t belong to him. The man from the bank said the thief had made purchases already. The phone’s battery was at 6%. Don’t put me on hold. Please, no! I can’t wait. Then […]




Apr 162013
 

As the kids do the dishes and sing along to the Les Misérables soundtrack in the kitchen, I hum along in the next room and log into Facebook. Recently, I took a bit of a break from Facebook. You might think that I gave up Facebook because I worried that I wasted too much time […]




Mar 202013
 

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” Vladimir Nabokov




Feb 262013
 
February 24 (was a few days ago): Vision

  Today’s . . . err . . . February 24th’s lenten photo-a-day challenge word was Vision. I’ve worn glasses since I was in my teens. I am so accustomed to having glasses on my face that I adjust my glasses even when they aren’t on my face. I remember vividly the day I got […]




Feb 192013
 
(for) February 14: Return

Lenten photo-a-day for February 14: Return We were going to get the chicken feed, stop for gas, and be a few minutes early for the game. We certainly had it together! Indoor soccer… here we come! Then, about 20 minutes into our drive I heard the small scared voice from the back seat. “Mom? Mom. […]




Feb 012013
 
I Shall Not Hate

  I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity By Izzeldin Abuelaish Read this book if: you are alive you are a human being you ever think about other human beings you think human beings are important you share a space (such as a planet) with other […]




Jan 292013
 
One Thousand Gifts

I will spend twenty minutes looking for my favorite pen when a substandard pen sits idly by. (Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine Point just in case you’re wondering.) It’s crisp, it’s legible, but most importantly, it’s waterproof, so when I add yet another missing article adjective, or make yet another notation that the subject and […]